I really, really enjoy wearing these sunnies for a couple of reasons.
These reasons are (A) because they are prescription sunglasses. I have no idea why I waited 20 bespectacled years to buy a pair - it is amazing to be able to see and not have sun in my eyes at the same time! But mostly (B) because they are about as sustainable as it gets - they are vintage reused frames and purchased from an awesome UK social enterprise, Retrospecced.
(Also (C) because they make me feel like a movie star. This is mostly because I often wear them indoors because I am too lazy to switch them with my ordinary glasses and I really can't see without prescription lenses.)
I read about Retrospecced earlier this year on Ethical Unicorn, and was gutted because I had literally just ordered a new pair of glasses the week before (my previous glasses were broken in a particularly dramatic game of mixed netball, and I had been wearing my "emergency glasses" for six months). Despite really not needing glasses, I checked out the Retrospecced website and saw that they also do prescription sunglasses. So despite living in the coldest, rainiest, least sunny city I have ever lived in, I decided I would buy a pair.
So what is so sustainable about specs from Retrospecced?
You can read all about it on their about page, but there are three main reasons I think they are wonderful:
I have found a consistent theme since deciding to shop in a more sustainable way - while it takes me a really long time to decide to buy something, when I eventually get around to it I always end up with something really lovely. These sunnies are no different. I have happily used them all summer and now that summer in the UK seems to have abruptly come to an end, I will tuck them away and look forward to using them again next year.
(I never imagined I would write a whole blog post about sunglasses, but there you go! In case you were wondering, I am nowhere near fancy enough to have sponsored posts even if I wanted to do them, I just really like my sunnies!)
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